The Rock History Report for July 11th
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1959 - Joan Baez made her first recording, a duet with Bob Gibson at the Newport Folk Festival.
1969 - David Bowie released his album Space Odyssey.
1970 - The Who released "Summertime Blues, a cover of the Eddie Cochran hit.
1979 - The Neil Young concert film Rust Never Sleeps debuted at Westwood, Californias Bruin Theatre. The live album was released simultaneously.
1995 - Mike Mills of R.E.M. underwent emergency intestinal surgery in Germany, forcing the band to cancel seven shows on their European tour.
1996 - Beck performed a surprise set at Lollapalooza '96 in St. Louis, Missouri.
1998 - MTV premiered a special profile of the Beastie Boys called Beastiography.
2000 - Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich was the first to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing focusing on copyright law issues surrounding free music file sharing on websites such as Napster and MP3.com.
1957 Peter Murphy of Bauhaus
1959 Susanne Vega
1959 Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi
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